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postprandial

[pohst-pran-dee-uh l] /poʊstˈpræn di əl/
adjective
1.
after a meal, especially after dinner:
postprandial oratory; a postprandial brandy.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; post- + Latin prandi(um) meal + -al1
Related forms
postprandially, adverb
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  • On such occasions, few things are more pleasant than a cool, postprandial mud bath.
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  • If this type of hypotension occurs after eating, it is called postprandial orthostatic hypotension.
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British Dictionary definitions for postprandial

postprandial

/pəʊstˈprændɪəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the period immediately after lunch or dinner: a postprandial nap
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Word Origin and History for postprandial
adj.

also post-prandial, 1820, from post- "after" + Latin prandium "luncheon" (usually bread, fish, or cold meat, taken around noon), from *pram "early" (from PIE *pre-, variant of root per- (1) "forward, through;" see per) + edere "to eat" (see edible) + -al (1).

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postprandial in Medicine

postprandial post·pran·di·al (pōst-prān'dē-əl)
adj.
Following a meal, especially dinner.


post·pran'di·al·ly adv.
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